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Ted Danson-Kristen Bell comedy The Good Place: See first photos

The NBC comedy was created by ‘Parks and Recreation’ overlord Michael Schur

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Ted Danson has teamed up with Kristen Bell for a new NBC comedy from Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur, and you can start to get the picture — three, in fact — with these photos released by the network.

The Good Place centers on Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), “an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person.” She is taken under the wing of a wise newfound afterlife mentor (Ted Danson), who helps her try to be the best (or at least a better) version of herself.

NBC announced that it had ordered the show straight to series last summer, while Danson and Bell came aboard at the beginning of the year. The first episode of the series is being directed by The Martian writer Drew Goddard, and the cast includes William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and D’Arcy Carden. The Good Place will debut during the 2016-17 season.

Justin Lubin/NBC
Justin Lubin/NBC